Professional golfer Zach Johnson might have won the 144th British Open at the Home of Golf in a playoff, but some netizens are talking about someone else: his caddie, Damon Green. Green, who is also a pro golfer, busted out a dance move at Scotland's iconic St. Andrews course when Johnson won the event.
Green won hearts across the Internet, especially on forums like Twitter and Vine. Several videos show him boogying after Johnson sinks a long birdie putt on the 18th hole in a playoff against Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman.
So who is Green? He has been a professional golfer since 1985, according to his LinkedIn profile. Though he has won 75 non-PGA professional titles, he decided to become a professional caddie in 1998. He has worked with Jimmy Green, Scott Hoch and, of course, Johnson.
The Kissimmee, Florida, native, 50, wrote he is “happily married.” He is the father of two sons, ages 23 and 10, and “will travel for golf.”
With more than 18,000 Twitter followers, he’s relatively active on the social media site. He most recently posted a picture of his 2-mile walk to work in Great Britain Saturday, which showed cars driving on the left side of the road.
— Damon Green (@protourcaddy) July 18, 2015
Sunday isn’t the first time he has danced on a green. In fact, he has a signature move. The athlete stomps his feet and flaps his arms in a sort of chicken walk. "Well, golf is so boring," Green told Golf.com in August 2011. "You've got to do something to spice it up a little bit, and I've done that for years. Towards the latter part of my career, I was doing them for pars."
As for Johnson, he was thrilled with his win. "I’m grateful, I’m humbled, I’m thankful. I’m honored, this is the birthplace of the game, and that jug means so much in sports, specifically this tournament and golf. It hasn’t set in yet ... I felt great, I was patient, I had some scripture going in my head and I thank the Lord, I thank my friends, I thank my family. I’m just in awe right now,” he said in television interviews immediately after the win, according to USA Today.
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